Born in Salento (Italy) on September 28th 1987. He is currently a post-doc fellow at the University of Nice (France). Bachelor’s degree (110/110) in “Environmental Science” and Master’s degree (cum Laude) in “Evaluation of Environmental Impacts” at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). PhD in “Biodiversity and Environmental Management” at the University of Murcia (Spain) with a thesis entitled “Dispersal patterns and connectivity among Mediterranean reef fish populations: the case of the saddled sea bream, Oblada melanura [Linnaeus, 1758] in the Western Mediterranean Sea”.
Involved in different regional, national and international projects on Marine Protected Areas, in particular the project 'Initial Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MMMPA) a Marie Curie Action funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme (http://www.mmmpa.eu). MMMPA aimed to train a new generation of MPA scientists and managers, equipping them with a flexible set of skills essential within a wide range of professional environments, including public administration, local authorities, industry and academia.